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  • axej28 dagar sedan#80031617any thoughts on urshult for that museum look?

    They would work with open cabinets, but the moment you have a glass door, you'll end up with a lot of glare. I'm also not sure the illumination would be very even accross the display. I think they have their purpose, but for highlighting a specific object.
    26 dagar sedan
    any thoughts on urshult for that museum look?
    28 dagar sedan
    sailormatlac1 månad sedan#79941914I installed the LEDBERG into the cabinet and foun out, as expected, it was far too dim. I also explored the idea to add LED strips as discussed. But finally, I settled on ordering the LED pucks you previously linked. I'm curious to see the result, but given you picture, it should be fine. I've yet to decide what will happen with the lower shelves. But I consider it a work in progress. I'll probably use the LEDBERGs as accent lights at the bottom of the cabinets, as I already experimented and which I found cool in itself. Thanks for providing your input. It was really helpful.
    Sounds like I'm owed a commission or something :D

    Hopefully you'll find them as useful as I did and share the results.
    29 dagar sedan
    arparso1 månad sedan#79692329The LED pucks I linked to on Amazon? I purchased the warm-white version. Maybe the photo makes it look a bit more neutral than it actually is.
    I believe the LEDBERGs have a color temperature of 2700K and the warm-white pucks I bought are 3000K, according to the description.


    I installed the LEDBERG into the cabinet and foun out, as expected, it was far too dim. I also explored the idea to add LED strips as discussed. But finally, I settled on ordering the LED pucks you previously linked. I'm curious to see the result, but given you picture, it should be fine. I've yet to decide what will happen with the lower shelves. But I consider it a work in progress. I'll probably use the LEDBERGs as accent lights at the bottom of the cabinets, as I already experimented and which I found cool in itself. Thanks for providing your input. It was really helpful.
    1 månad sedan
    Oblivion5901 månad sedan#79692540I also find that angles around 30-45 degrees are best for LED strips. However, rather than using any permanent adhesive, I simply use poster-mounting putty to approximate the desired angle. The putty seldom loses tension, but I have seen it happen a few times, so it becomes important that the wires come from the top of each shelf where possible. I have moved a few times since beginning to collect figures, so having something that I can tear down and reassemble has been valuable.
    I previously purchased the IKEA Dioder (white) lines when I used Detolf cases, so I still use them. The color consistency on Dioder is quite poor between different manufacturing lots, and the power supplies emit a terrible hum, so even though I enjoy my result, I don't recommend them very highly.
    I have switched to using a showcase with mirrored back panels, which distribute a lot more of the light, and allow the viewer to see the reverse of the figures as well. I illuminate along most of the top edges as well as the sides. There are a couple of downsides to be concerned of: first, the LED spotlights need a low angle to avoid blinding the viewer, and second, you cannot avoid including yourself in photographs! Even an all-glass (unmirrored) case like the Detolf will exhibit similar issues to a lesser extent.
    My old photo below demonstrates the approximate effect. Nowadays, the two showcases are in reverse orientation and have been filled up more completely, but the lighting solution is equivalent.
    (NSFW figures included)
    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/07/15/2019096.jpeg
    IKEA's Ledberg pucks are diffuse enough to spotlight individual figures, but they usually produce too much shadow on their own to serve as primary illumination. I agree that combining them with LED strips is for the best.


    Thanks for sharing your experience. I've been looking for aluminium profiles specially made to mount LED strips on glass shelves. Looks quite professional, but it comes with a price. I've been playing with the idea of using aluminium profiles from the home improvement store to try something. It is important to me the LEDS must not be seen from a normal viewing angle.

    You've got a point with mirror back panels. It's the reason why I used white cabinet, knowing they would help diffuse the light all around the figures.

    Yes, IKEA LEDs aren't very consistent from batch to batch. I've got a few older Dioder pucks. They do the job, but they could have been better.
    1 månad sedan
    I was trying to display some of my figures and I came up with the following conclusions.

    1 as long there is a glass at the side or back or mirror they will be some distortion.
    2 wood cabinet is better than deltof due to better sealing and less light reflection .
    3 light from side is the best option but should be on both sides .
    I’d you display your figures with their some figures boxes in the back ground I guess will be the best option and way to display .
    1 månad sedan
    sailormatlac1 månad sedan#79692415Looking great. I agree LED strips at 45° do improve lighting, particularly if mounted perpendicularly as you did. Must have been quite an endeavour, but the result shows! Thanks for sharing.
    By the way, are you acrylic risers custom made or you purchased them as is? I'm looking for similar ones but have a hard time finding the ones that would fit my need.

    Thanks! Wasn't really much extra effort to install the LED strips at 45° in the Detolfs. Here's an early pic from when they were still being assembled :
    https://i.ibb.co/6vSV8vH/20180716-001503.jpg

    Risers are custom-made acrylic designed specifically for Detolfs :
    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/04/23/2427093.jpeg
    1 månad sedan
    I also find that angles around 30-45 degrees are best for LED strips. However, rather than using any permanent adhesive, I simply use poster-mounting putty to approximate the desired angle. The putty seldom loses tension, but I have seen it happen a few times, so it becomes important that the wires come from the top of each shelf where possible. I have moved a few times since beginning to collect figures, so having something that I can tear down and reassemble has been valuable.

    I previously purchased the IKEA Dioder (white) lines when I used Detolf cases, so I still use them. The color consistency on Dioder is quite poor between different manufacturing lots, and the power supplies emit a terrible hum, so even though I enjoy my result, I don't recommend them very highly.

    I have switched to using a showcase with mirrored back panels, which distribute a lot more of the light, and allow the viewer to see the reverse of the figures as well. I illuminate along most of the top edges as well as the sides. There are a couple of downsides to be concerned of: first, the LED spotlights need a low angle to avoid blinding the viewer, and second, you cannot avoid including yourself in photographs! Even an all-glass (unmirrored) case like the Detolf will exhibit similar issues to a lesser extent.

    My old photo below demonstrates the approximate effect. Nowadays, the two showcases are in reverse orientation and have been filled up more completely, but the lighting solution is equivalent.
    (NSFW figures included)
    View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/07/15/2019096.jpeg

    IKEA's Ledberg pucks are diffuse enough to spotlight individual figures, but they usually produce too much shadow on their own to serve as primary illumination. I agree that combining them with LED strips is for the best.
    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2016/03/17/thumbnails/1502993.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2016/03/21/thumbnails/1505634.jpeg
    1 månad sedan
    I think there are some good ideas already suggested but there are also battery operated puck lights that you can get. The ones I got are easy to install, dimmable, and having 2 per shelf gives enough lights to my displays. [url=www.amazon.com/...][/url] Anyway, I have some display cases with the LED lights and others with the battery operated puck lights and, while they are both good options in my opinion, the ease of installing and lack of wires makes battery operated puck lights worth considering. Here are some pictures with them. In my situation, I have a good amount of ambient light in the room during the day.View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/03/17/2407777.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/03/17/2407776.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/04/21/2426194.jpeg
    1 månad sedan
    WhoBeDaPlaya1 månad sedan#79692407Mounting LED strips at 45° (instead of straight up/down/sideways) significantly improves lighting uniformity. Applied to my Detolfs :
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    Looking great. I agree LED strips at 45° do improve lighting, particularly if mounted perpendicularly as you did. Must have been quite an endeavour, but the result shows! Thanks for sharing.

    By the way, are you acrylic risers custom made or you purchased them as is? I'm looking for similar ones but have a hard time finding the ones that would fit my need.
    1 månad sedan
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